Paul N. Chugay, M.D.

About Dr. Paul Chugay, Lafayette Cosmetic Surgeon

Since he was a small boy, Dr. Paul and his father discussed on multiple occasions working side-by-side in the field of aesthetic surgery.  That has now become a reality and now Dr. Paul Chugay continues the long-standing tradition of excellence in full-body cosmetic surgery alongside Dr. Nikolas Chugay.

Dr. Paul Chugay grew up in Orange County, California.  He attended the University of California San Diego, where he completed his bachelor of science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. After graduating Dr. Chugay began his medical career in Guadalajara, Mexico.  He then completed his medical education in New York City, while attending Ross University.

Following an internship in general surgery in Virginia, Paul traveled to Stamford, Connecticut to complete his general surgical training at Stamford Hospital, a Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He then traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma to complete his training in full-body cosmetic surgery, performing over 1200 cases while in his fellowship program.

Dr. Paul Chugay is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Paul’s interests include total body reconstruction following bariatric surgery, breast augmentation, and breast reconstruction.  Along with his father, Dr. Nikolas Chugay, the two have published multiple papers on the topic of body implant augmentation and most recently published a textbook on the topic of body implants for the entire body entitled Body Sculpting with Silicone Implants.

To learn more about Dr. Chugay or your options for cosmetic surgery please visit our body implants page or drop us an email.

Dr. Paul Chugay, Lafayette Cosmetic Surgeon


September 1997-May 2001

  • Undergraduate Education
    University of California San Diego
    San Diego, California
    Degree: B.S. Animal Physiology & Neuroscience

September 2001- June 2003

  • Basic Sciences Education
    Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

June 2003 – May 2005

  • Clinical Sciences Education
    Ross University
    Dominca, West Indies

May 2005

  • Medical Doctorate
    Ross University


July 2005 – June 2006

  • Preliminary Year General Surgery
    Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia
    Chairman: Dr. Stephen ReMine
    Department of Surgery

July 2006 – July 2011

  • Categorical General Surgery Residency
    Resident, PGY-V
    Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut
    Chairman: Dr. Timothy Hall
    Department of Surgery


July 2011 – June 2012

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
    Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship
    Tulsa Surgical Arts, Tulsa, Oklahoma


American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association